Bouncing off an article I wrote last week about flipping tricks upside down, I was so excited to hear about Natasha Wang’s training tip!
“take a combo you’ve been practicing and reverse it”
For ease of explanation let’s refer to a simpler combo.
|Usual Combo||In Reverse|
|straddle||inside leg hang|
|outside leg hang||push to butterfly|
|butterfly||outside leg hang|
|sweep to inside leg hang||straddle|
Already just from word choice (sweep to as opposed to push to) it can been seen that the technique components and flow are different. Working with gravity and the spin or working against it, challenge your strength and possible contact points.
Just like trying things on your goofy side, certain combos are going to feel completely whack when reversed!
Similarly, some transitions in reverse are going to look smoother than others, but in terms of creative choreography this would be a great way to spice up a routine and surprise a pole familiar audience.
I gave it shot this week during my home practice.
and in reverse ….
Tag me in your videos on Instagram and Facebook! I’d love to see what you come up with!